I agree that we all need to write to our representatives, the following is the letter I prepared this morning to submit to representatives in my state. Feel free to copy or take some of these ideas and write a letter to send to your representatives. Responsible gun owners need to voice their opinion.
Politicians are lining up presenting ideas and recommendations to discriminate against specific members of the U.S. population; legal, responsible, patriotic gun owners. I suggest that if there is a problem to fix, it isn’t a gun problem, it is a crime problem, it is a mental health problem, it is an unemployment problem, and it is anything but a gun problem.
Adapting policies that make gun laws stricter are discriminatory and contradict the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people. Stricter gun laws are proven to be ineffective against criminals and people with mental problems, so why do politicians and the media continue to attempt to punish patriotic, law abiding citizens?
Stricter gun laws infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment right to bear arms protects the American people against a tyrannical government. Local, State and Federal government is tightening the grip on the American people more and more each passing day, it is all about control from a tyrannical government. The 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is our last line of defense.
If anything, we the people should be fighting for nationwide conceal carry laws, because an armed society is a polite society. We the people should demand that our teachers have the ability to protect our children. We the people should demand that any business that declares their place of business a gun free zone be held accountable financially and morally for crimes committed against citizens who placed their protection in the hands of the business owners who guaranteed their customers safety in their personal gun free zone. When will we the people realize that gun free zones are exactly what predator criminals want so they can commit their heinous crimes without any fear of legal, responsible, patriotic gun owners pointing a gun at them and spoiling their morbid plans to cause pain to others?
If strict gun control laws were effective, the crime rates involving guns in Chicago and Washington DC should be a prime example of effective gun laws, unfortunately, it is the complete opposite. The crime rates involving guns in Chicago and Washington DC is out of control, citizens do not go out at night, tourists avoid these cities if possible. Every weekend in Chicago, national headlines typically read 8 dead, 23 wounded. Law abiding citizens obey the law, criminals and the mentally ill ignore gun laws.
Look at the government as a parent that wants the children to do well. As the child grows up and becomes an adult, the parent sometimes has to force the child to stand on their own two feet and be responsible for their actions and their safety. Rather than having the government attempt to control every aspect of the American citizens daily lives, expect more, demand that we the people grow up and take care of ourselves. There are teachers who would gladly step forward and volunteer for training to be qualified to conceal carry so they have the ability to protect our children. We the people don’t need every single teacher to be trained to have the ability to protect our children with force, but to have the ability for some of our teachers in every school to be trained to protect our children would be a deterrent for the criminals and mentally ill among us who prey on the unarmed or the weak.
It is a proven fact that criminals avoid victims who are or who might be armed and prefer to prey on the defenseless and unarmed. It is also a proven fact that there are large drops in overall violent crime including, murder, rape, and aggravated assault that begin right after conceal carry laws have gone into effect in population areas previously controlled by strict gun laws. People are safer around conceal carry permit holders than among the general public, it is that simple. To discriminate against legal, responsible, patriotic gun owners does not serve the best interests of the American people.
If there are any new gun laws, they should enforce responsible gun ownership, encourage conceal carry practices and promote training programs for teachers or any responsible, patriotic, law abiding citizens. We the people of the United States of America are able to provide for our own personal protection when seconds count and the police are minutes away. We the people of the United States of America do not want violence, but we are fully capable when confronted by the mentally ill or criminals who want to harm us. Our 2nd Amendment rights guarantee our right to bear arms and are a symbol of our freedom. The 2nd Amendment is our last defense against government tyranny, please stand with we the people.